Namibia is a country of surprising contrasts. It is about half the size of Alaska. The Namib Desert probably attracts more attention because of its stark vastness and lack of vegetation. It was a shock to see the undulating sand dunes snake their way to the lapping south Atlantic waves. It was equally astonishing to observe the canvas of sand stretching east. The myriad patterns left by the wind and designed by a playful Creator were breathtaking in their variety.
The northern portion of Namibia is somewhat kinder in its topography to its inhabitants. Etosha National Park is home to a less dense wildlife population than East Africa, but still evokes interest as you realize what animals such as this lioness have to do just to survive.